Eau De Vie Melbourne

4.7
318 reviews
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Created for the discerning bon vivant. Let our amicable host and expert team of bartenders transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, tommy guns and good times were king.
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JD
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails. Bar staff catered for individual needs and tastes. Lots of fun sitting up at the bar and being able to watch the cocktails being made.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really wonderful time at the venue. Service was excellent, we didn't even crack a menu, just went with all of the staff recommendations (which were spot on).

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AR
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eau De Vie you've done it again, staff were brilliant and really new their spirits, great help and recommendations for my guests.
Made my wife'e surprise birthday just that little bit more special.
Thank you and I can't wait to come back.
Antony

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VK
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I am not sure what has happened - but the level of service shown on Friday night was terrible. From the moment we arrived we were treated with what I would describe as 'disdain'. Yes, we arrrive ten minutes early, but to be told to go back to the end of the line and wait until our table was ready was said with utter contempt for us. Once inside we had to wait for ages to place our order, ages to receive it and then had to chase down a server to make another order. I ordered and paid for a birthday cake to come out (was arranged to come out with our first round of drinks) but it never arrived. Really dissapointing as our previous two visits have been amazing and experiences we have always shared with family and friends and I can no longer recommend this Eau De Vie to anyone.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fun with such a delicious range of cocktails to choose from.

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MB
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great cocktails and ambience it's always a wonderful place to take interstate guests, friends and any good company.

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a date 👌🏼

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BV
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Having been to Eau De Vie 3 times before I was surprised with the lack of customer service, 30/40 minute wait for drinks and twice our orders never arrived cause the waiter never ordered our drinks. The venue wasn't as busy as it usually is either.

This was a birthday party booking and the lady i spoke to on the phone prior to the event taking place noted she would arrange something for the birthday girl - nothing was arranged.

I'll never come back here nor will a recommend people come here!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a great cocktail bar

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DR
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 5

Probably the coolest vibe and cocktails but we struggled as a group of 6 to spend money due to absolutely long delays to get drinks and simply takes 15-20 mins to get a round.
Kind staff, polite, Uber cool
But expect long delays to get water topped up and drinks.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visit from Brisbane once a year and love it every time. Thanks for having us.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best espresso martinis ever! Espresso Zambione...so good!

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DF
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

With out a doubt one of the best cocktail/ whisky bars I have ever been to. Do yourself a favour and go.

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CA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Combination of fine food, excellent ambience and wonderful bar with attentive knowledgeable staff.

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BR
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great bar and atmosphere, highly recommend to anyone looking for a classy place to have a drink after dinner

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HB
Melbourne / VIC
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My table request was taken on board - friendly service and lovely drinks

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AL
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Super disappointed with this experience. Went last year and loved it so decided to go back. Leather seats are cracking and left scratches and cuts on my legs. Freezing cold inside everyone was wearing leather jackets. The waiter Oscar sold me a rum drink even though I told him I didn’t like rum - wouldn’t change it to vodka. Couldn’t wait to get out.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never fails to impress. Had a lovely evening catching up with friends. Had. A great little booth. Drinks and service amazing!!

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OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Was a very cosy yet buzzy vibe.The main Barman was friendly and welcoming, however the junior staff was unfriendly and forgot an order leaving us waiting for our drink. The cocktails were beautifully presented & tasted fantastic however very expensive & small in size. The food was average in comparison. Great experience though very expensive!

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M
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

It was a little cold where we were sitting on the couches just as you walk in and cocktails took a while to come. Hard to rate the food as we didn't eat anything. Apart from that the cocktails were great and fun, standard Melbourne prices but with better presentation. Staff were fantastic, lovely and professional. Would recommend and will go back.

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KH
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and unique cocktails with great service. Little extras and lots of choices- definitely a place to go back to.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is the bomb! Best bar I have been to in Melbourne and is now a regular stop when out for drinks.

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GA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, delicious cocktails all served with exciting and dramatic presentation . A truly memorable and fun night!

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JG
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So far the best cocktails out of all cocktail bars I’ve been too. Highly recommend it to anyone

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RD
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the most amazing experiences. The food, cocktails, whiskey and service where all exceptional.

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NN
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend, exceptional venue and staff. WE had a great time

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SV
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

We didn't eat a meal so can't do a review on the meal. Our waiter/bartender Issac was amazing and was happy to have a chat to us about the origons of Cocktails and where it all started at the end he gave us a little free drink each as were from another state which was lovely.

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BJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Spot on as usual

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B
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

As always the cocktails were amazing, ambiance is incredible and the staff are beyond exceptional. One and only downside is the menu is very limited. I understand the purpose of the menu but would have expected at least one or two items that were vegan friendly. It was the only reason we left. In future I think I will call to see where we are sitting as we had booked I definitely didn't expect to be sitting at the the bar and, although its great to be so close to the bartender, my back isn't great to start with and it was very uncomfortable and painful by the end.

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D
New England
31 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you have only one cocktail while in Melbourne, have it at Eau de Vie. An inventive and tasty cocktail menu (the menu itself an artwork), impeccable yet unstuffy service, and a transporting atmosphere combine for an exceptional experience.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! All the staff is so familiar with the menu and they have excellent recommendations. I can’t wait to go back.

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SI
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oscar was marvellous
It was my friend aleisha’s birthday and he made us the best espresso martini ! and then gave us a delicious apple drink on the house
Wonderful place , ambience is warm and inviting .., cocktails delicious

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j
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great ambiance, great cocktails, great fun to be had!

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D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The drinks are amazing and the staff are phenomenal! We have been coming here for years and will continue to do so! Thanks for always being brilliant Eau De Vie!

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

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MO
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The cocktails here are sublime, always with a little touch of theatre. The staff are extremely knowledgeable to help guide you through the many choices. My out-of-town guests were delighted!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

A wonderful venue that is very very popular, unfortunately, this made service a little on the slow side

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a beautiful experience with attentive service from staff. Looking forward to the next occasion, thank you Eau De Vie

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LL
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eau de Vie is my favourite cocktail bar in Melbourne. A hidden gem. Wonderful ambiance, amazing cocktails and truly knowledgeable and friendly staff. I love it here.

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AM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely whisky and cheese tastings! We’ll definitely be back.

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